Made of high modulus carbon fiber, the Skinny is a smaller diameter shaft that offers a softer feel. This can be particularly beneficial to those looking for the efficiency of the Fat2 blade but who want their oar to feel less stiff. The small diameter also reduces wind resistance, which can be very significant in a headwind. Skinny shafts weigh the same as Ultralight shafts.
- Ultralight shafts with Medium flex have been our most popular shaft and continue to be a good choice for use with the Big Blade, Smoothie2 Plain Edge and Smoothie2 Vortex Edge.
- The Fat2 blade on a Medium flex shaft has been used successfully by crews that are accustomed to the pronounced, firm “lock-on” at the catch.
- This is the stiffest option available for the Skinny construction.